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. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry says the latest talks were useful. kerry said he hoped iranian leaders will respond positively. >> we look to iran to carefully review an incredible and confidence building steps and put it on the table. >> kerry said u.s. president barack obama made clear his determination to implement his policy that iran will not have a nuclear weapon. >>> pope benedict xvi says he will have unconditional reverence and obedience for his successor. he is just hours away from officially retiring as the head of the catholic church after spending nearly eight years in the post. the pope greeted cardinals on his final day. he told them their advice had been important and he said he was happy to have spent time with them. vatican officials say the cardinals will meet in early march to set the date for a conclave to elect a new pope. benedict xvi is resigning because of old age and poor health. no pope has done that since 1415. he is scheduled to fly by helicopter to the papal retreat in a suburb of rome. his resignation goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. local time. >>>
in london or certainly in the u.s. they wouldn't mind seeing at this point. >> we've created a million private sector jobs. >> in britain? >> yeah. >> well, congratulations. >> there you go. that is the great conundrum, right? >> it's true. the different between -- well, and even with germany. the liesh market social security holding up, despite the sharp contraction in the fourth quarter. although this will probably add to the sense that the german economy bottomed during that period. >> did i see any -- i haven't seen any, no. i think that's out a little later. plenty to get through on today's program. >> it's good to be back, by the way. >> biggest take away from the mobile world congress? what's the one thing you saw that you thought, oh, that is really cool. >> i go to a conference like this and i think, machine res taking over the world. >> that's the thing we talk about. i don't like those machine peps. >> exactly. so 50 billion connected-m devic. that's a figure thatjs -- some y the point is, it isn't just about you and i talking to each other on a mobile phone. we are well bey
history again this week when her statue was unveiled in the u.s. capital. we have not gotten to see the finished product yet, not until the unveiling in a few hours. what were the logistics involved in getting across the country from california where you work and also getting it set up in the capital is. >> guest: well my partner came out several days ago to coordinate the moving of it and she was in a warehouse in a crate for a little while here in washington. i wasn't here but i saw some photographs. they had a large crane and she weighs 2700 pounds. so they lifted her up with one of those long extension cranes, narrowly guided her into statuary hall. >> host: eugene daub your firm has done other sculptures. it any significant in your experience as this one? >> guest: well you know i don't think there is any as high-profile as high-profile as this one for sure. we have done jefferson and lincoln and louis and clark and a lot of other wonderful famous and important people but for some reason russo creates a stir and i think it's timely with black history month and her 100th anniver
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the nine justices of the u.s. supreme court pondered a central piece of civil rights legislation today. at issue: whether it's still needed, 48 years after it first became law. >> we are not there yet! >> brown: georgia congressman and civil rights leader john lewis was one of many who rallied outside the court this morning for the voting rights act. they were there on a day the justices heard a challenge to a key section of the law: it requires states with a history of discrimination-- mainly in the deep south-- to get federal approval, or pre- clearance, before changing voting procedures or districts. lewis argued the provision-- known as "section five"-- must be preserved. >> there are still forces in this country that want to take us back to another period, but we're not going back. we've come too far. we've made too much progress to go back. the literacy test may be gone; but people are using other means, other tactics and techniques. so we still need section 5 and that's why we are here today standing up fo
's ceremony unveiling a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks in the u.s. capitol. >> she lived a life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment with the simplest of gestures she helped change america and change the world. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the nine justices of the u.s. supreme court pondered a central piece of civil rights legislation today. at issue: whether it's still needed, 48 years after it first became law. >> we are not there yet! >> brown: georgia congressman and civil rights leader john lewis was one of many who rallied outside the court this morning for the voting rights act. they were there on a day the justices heard a challenge to a key section of the law: it requires states with a hist
if the flea market will still be there. >>> with the u.s. supreme court hearing on prop eight just weeks away, the state attorney general has filed her arguments with the court. she says the backers of prop eight have no legal standing in the case. harris claims the group, called protect marriage, isn't hurt by the practice of allowing same sex marriage couples to marry. the high court will hear arguments on this issue on march 26th. >> two days and counting until sequestration and $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. they don't have a negotiation scheduled until friday. the president is purposely waiting until the last minute so he can blame the gop. if no deal is made, schools and airports will face cuts. 52% of americans actually want sequestration to happen, or have congress cut more spending. >>> coming up, a deadly shark encounter at a popular tourist spot. >>> you see a little girl walk into the boy's bathroom, that's setting her up in an unsafe situation. >> too young to be trancegender? the elementary school battle. >> and the latest on the billionaires shopping spree. >>> and i'm
from now, secretary of state john kerry is expected to announce a u.s. policy shift when it comes to aiding the rebels. kerry is in rome for an international conference aimed at dealing with the conflict. for the first time obama administration plans to offer nonlethal assistance in syria. the reports say that the aid package could include body armor, communication equipment, night vision gear and vehicles. the white house however is stopping short of providing weapons. senator marco rubio of florida, has a slightly different take on how the u.s. should help. >> there are plenty of weapons in syria. they're coming from other countries. . what the opposition really needs is access to ammunition. one thing that we can consider, is if we can identify responsible groups, and i think that's a step to prepare to advocate for. >> andrea mitchell will join us with more on "morning joe." >>> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, the same day that the $85 billion sequester cuts are expected to start. still at odds on whether or not tax revenue will be part of an
laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same level of security. >> whether it's press related i don't know but there are teachers getng pink slips now. >> the claims are under scrutiny with the last one yesterday from education secretary arnie duncan getting four pinocchios from the "washington post." because the teachers in west virginia did not lose their jobs from sequester. >> some of the things are not true. >> white house aides seem more concerned about the accuracy of journalist bob woodward, but his claim the president rewriting history to replace sequester by tax revenue and spending cut through sharp rebuke from white house aide sperling who declared journalists would regret reporting that. though officials today insisted that was not a threat. noting sperling is trying to ma
." agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to lea grant, and viewers like y, thank yo visit pbskidsgo.org where you can play a lot of games for your favorite characters and win votes, too. go ahead, what are you waiting for? hey, you... cut it! (laughing) that's awkward. (laughter) put your -- put it -- sorry! put your name on your mind and... (laughter) captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. susie is off tonight. wall street's rally extends to a second day, erasing much of the week's losses and pushing the dow to a five year high. helping the markets higher were more commitments by the federal reserve to keep doing what its doing, until the economy improves. but a sour day for apple shareholders, as c.e.o. tim cook sheds little light on how the company plans to use its hoard of cash. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! for the second day in a row, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told congress the central bank is not about to change its strategy, and for a second day, a strong rally on wall street. the dow surged 175 points
. what are the negative presumptions that got rebutted? the u.s. economy must be slowing. right? i mean, on account of all that negative stuff people keep talking about. guess what. today made the notion seem fanciful. we got good macro, meaning we saw durable goods data, showing demand for machinery rose the most in two years. how does that happen? it comes on top of the recent increase in container board, the corrugated box stuff that your packages come in, fedex and stuff. one of the most sensitive economic indicators out there and then a $50 increase in sheet steel, it fell from a match by ak steel. and you cannot put through container board and steel price hikes in a weak economy. you would say, no, no. i need more evidence. take a look at transports, incredibly sensitive to commerce. today they rallied the most since july last year. jb hunt, almost up four points, 52-week high. i don't talk about the truckers enough, my bad. i spend too much time on transporters like ups. a name my charitable trust bought more of. and fedex. but the truckers are a fabulous indicator of economy str
. president johnson signed the voting rights act in 1965 at the u.s. capitol. fast forward, 48 years. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: now with the first african-american president re-elected and more minority in congress and state houses, shelby county, alabama, south of birmingham, says the law renewed in 2006 is so outdated, it's no longer constitutional. >> the america that elected barack obama is not the america of our parents. and our grandparents. >> reporter: the law requires states with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before changing how they conduct elections. all or part of eight southern states are covered. also arizona, alaska and parts of six others. it was used just last year to block strict voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. >> it deters and blocks voting discrimination in places in the country where that discrimination has been the most persistent and adaptive. >> reporter: today, the court's four liberals strongly defended it. justice kaygan said the formula for figuring which state needs to be covered seems to be wo
. >>> the u.s. is poised to expand aid to syrian rebels. secretary of state, john kerry, is expected to offer nonlethal assistance, as he meets with opposition leaders in rome today. the u.s. remained opposed to providing arms. but body armor and vehicles and gear may be supplied. americans in the region are already training opposition fighters. >>> caroline kennedy may have a high-profile diplomatic job in the administration. bloomberg news is reporting that the late president's daughter is the top contender for the next u.s. ambassador to japan. kennedy is the president's top choice. but her background check is not complete. >>> some weather this morning. there's plenty of digging out to do, now that this week's blizzard has blown through. small towns from oklahoma all the way to the great lakes, dealing with massive amounts of heavy snow. the storm is blamed for at least six deaths in kansas. and in michigan, it was enough to set a snowfall record there. that city has been buried in 53 inches of snow just this month. the old record was 46 inches. >> wow. >>> and as for today, michigan coul
much for that. >>> there's word that u.s. may be changing its policy on aid to rebels in syria. nbc news has been told by senior official that is the u.s. will announce some aid will be given directly to certain syrian opposition groups rather than through nongovernmental agencies. the nonlethal aids could include body armor military training, and vehicles, but not weapons. the uprising against president bashar al assad began in 2011. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to make an important decision about the voting rights act by june. the high court heard arguments on a key part of the law that requires states with a history of civil rights discrimination to get permission in advance before changing their voting laws. shelby county, alabama, brought the case saying the law was outdated. outside the court hundreds of protesters from shelby county rallied to support the law as it is. the nine justices are expected to meet in private to discuss the merits of the case. >>> it is time now for weather. bill karens is here with the forecast. good morning. >> a rainy forecast in the nor
references in this memo where the target of a lethal operation, a u.s. citizen who may have rights under the due process clause of the fourth double-fourth amendment -- fourth amendment. if the fifth amendment attaches and the fourth amendment attached is -- attaches, the as a u.s. citizen who enjoy the full complement of constitutional protections? if not, why not? whichever law professor -- i would pick the one who gave me a bad grade in con law, but he is not here. would the eighth amendment applied? >> the background that this white paper is based on is critical to this question. >> i just want to know if a u.s. citizen enjoys the full panoply of constitutional protections when they are traveling abroad? does the fourth amendment applied -- apply? >> i will lead to an actual constitutional professor -- >> do i have to comply with miranda it? -- with miranda? i am talking about citizens abroad. >> the short answer is yes. >> so the eighth amendment applies and the six bay and -- xith amendment -- sixth amendment applies. how is the analysis different if it is a u.s. citizen who meets
and boost hiring. the fed has been buying $85 billion a month in american i.o.u.'s since last september. while it won't stop the strategy, it will soon start talking about how to stop. >> we haven't done a new review of the exit strategy yet. i think we will have to do that sometime soon. even if we don't sell any securities, it doesn't mean that our balance sheet is going to be large for many years, it just would be maybe an extra year, that's all it would take to get down to a more normal size. >> tom: other factors at play on wall street today included, an auction of italian bonds was well received, fending off new worries about the european debt crisis. and here in the u.s., january durable goods orders rose almost 2%, for their largest gain in over a year, and well above expectations for a modest 0.2% gain. the stock market got no help today from technology giant apple, apple shares slipped about one percent after investors were disappointed nothing concrete came out of the company's annual shareholder meeting. no word on a stock split, new product or most of all what apple plans t
the justice department is urging the u.s. supreme court to strike down the ban. we get more from chris geidner, senior political and legal reporter for the website buzzfeed. help us understand why this is significant that the administration is getting involved. >> well, this is the united states supreme court hearing a case involving whether or not same-sex couples have the constitutional righting to marry and this is the first time that they've heard such a case where the administration is weighing in and is saying that they think that this 2008 amendment is unconstitutional that it violates their constitutional rights to not be allowed to marry. is. >> sreenivasan: why did the administration get involved now? was there pressure building? because the president has said in the past that this is a states issue, right? >> right. well, i mean, there was pressure building from add vatsz based on the statements that the president made himself saying in his inaugural address that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated equally under the law. it was going to be very hardtor gel tha
supplies and more of what the u.s. calls nonlethal assistance. secretary of state john kerry announced the package today. he said, a lot about it. there's a lot of nuance in all of this. we have more details coming up in a live report. >>> well, the clock is ticking towards those automatic across-the-board spending cuts, due to kick in tomorrow. well, last night president obama told business leaders the cuts will be bad for them and will cause the economy to tumble downward. republicans have accused the president of resorting to scare tactics and politics instead of focusing on the debt and the deficit. >>> all right, we are talking, of course, about $85 billion in cuts over the next seven months. no one -- known in washington jargon as sequestration. let's bring in ali velshi. we've been hearing these dire scenarios from the obama administration. before we get to the questions, have a listen. >> the sequester will weaken america's economic recovery. it will weaken our military readiness. and it will weaken the basic services the american people depend on every single day. >> the reali
a strong debt auction in italy. u.s. pending home sales also topping expectati, hitting close to a three-year high. the best day for the major indexes since january 2nd. the dow is now 89 points away from its all-time high. we'll see if the bulls put it up over the top tomorrow. >>> only two more days before we are hit with the dreaded sequester. now the president has until midnight friday night to sign the order. government agencies are making a list in a last push, sounding the alarm about the dire impact. now the u.s. secretary of agriculture, tom vilsack, has warned that cuts to the usda which oversees safety inspections of meat and poultry and egg processing plants could result a ten million to the industry and higher prices and shortages for consumers. a short time ago i spoke to secretary vilsacksack from the new york stock exchange whether the whole situation might be blown out of proportion? >> well the reality is the way the sequester is structured we have to cut evy line item of our budget including one in food safety by the same uniform amount. when the food safety budget is
to debrief us. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is an acknowledgement that what the u.s. has been doing so far has not worked. and it is clear from phone calls i've been making to officials up until just a few moments ago, that the administration is now ready to do more to pressure the assad regime. it would be the first time the u.s. has given aid to the military side of the opposition forces. i'm told it could be anything from communications gear to medical supplies to body armor to armored vehicles. even if it is just communications here or medical supplies, that would be a significant shift for the u.s. and could be a big boost to these opposition groups. it is expected that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will announce this tomorrow in rome as part of his first overseas trip, diane. >> and what about weapons, martha? are they still on the table? >> reporter: well, there won't be weapons. syria is awash in weapons already. and the u.s. has always been wary of giving weapons for fear they would end up in the wrong hands. the rebels we and others are dealing with have been vetted
of italian bonds was well received, fending off new worries about the european debt crisis. and here in the u.s., january durable goods orders rose almost 2%, for their largest gain in over a year, and well above expectations for a modest 0.2% gain. the stock market got no help today from technology giant apple, apple shares slipped about one percent after investors were disappointed nothing concrete came out of the company's annual shareholder meeting. no word on a stock split, new product or most of all what apple plans to do with all its cash. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: "a" is for apple, and it turns apple is for cash, and holding on to lots of it. despite ample pressure from investors, c.e.o. tim cook still has no concrete plans for the company's $137 billion war chest. at apple's annual shareholder meeting today, cook said the company's board remained in quote very, very active discussions about options for cash sharing. some apple experts say the tech giant is more likely to divulge those options some time in march. >> i think they can modestly raise the dividend and modestly inc
crash in egypt. know youdent needs to cannot shoot his way out of this, the warning from the new u.s. secretary of state john kerry. his comment, and head of a critical meeting in rome, which is bound to raise the prospect of more american assistance from the syrian opposition. it is a potential ship, which the national correspondent wrote about today. she joined me a short while ago. what might be serious be prepared to offer the rebels now? >> the americans have been coordinating with other governments in the middle east and europe. americans are now behind on this issue and have now been prepared to step out rapidly. there are two categories of assistance they are now prepared to give. one is direct, nonlethal assistance to the rebel fighters. and the other is direct humanitarian aid and some financial assistance to the political opposition. in both cases, the americans have been very reluctant up to now to give help directly to the syrians offering -- operating inside of syria. they have given nonlethal assistance. they have not given any at all up until now. >> what the syrians
't return to the u-s until march. today mayor jean quan said oakland is taking steps toward becoming a safer city. in her annual state of the city address quan devoted a third of her speech to the fight against crime. - as mayor there is nothing more important to me than the safety of every individual in this city - growing the police department from the current staffing of 611 officers back to 800 within five years. - oakland's economy, which gained more than 5,000 jobs over the past year. - the uptown arts and entertainment district was continuing to grow -the city still has major hurdles to climb. -the city moved ahead with redeveloping the former oakland army base and avoided layoffs for the first time since the 2008 financial collapse. the mayor also called on eveyone in the city to work together to lower crime rates. in national news. the white house is saying. efforts to avoid the 85- billion dollars in automatic budget cuts. are unlikely to succeed. before those cuts are set to kick in on friday. president barack obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet friday-- the day
is be an acquaintance, not a stranger. >> every two minutes, somebody in the u.s. is sexually assaulted, and nearly half of survivors are under the age of 18. women in college years are at the highest risk for this crime. >> reporter: guilty or not, the allegation alone has been life-changing for the former starting quarterback. it's not only suspended johnson's promising football career, he led the grizzlies to an 11-3 season as a sophomore and threw six touchdowns in one game. but it's also impacted his family. >> it's very hard to deal with. not just me, but my family. i don't even remember what it's like to be normal. >> reporter: johnson is charged with sexual intercourse without consent, a felony with a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison. >> his testimony was absolutely crucial. but more to see if he slipped up. and the fact that he survived the cross-examination relatively unscathed is a big win for the defense in this case. >> reporter: the defense points to her conflicting text messages to support their argument. in one text to a friend, she wrote i don't think he did anything wrong. and i
in the u.s., quotes were double those from china, where 99% of u.s.-sold bicycles are made. > >after spending a considerable amount of time doing market research on the current coaster, kerr has some advice for other entrepreneurs as they venture into making their products thrive. "i think you gotta keep the dream. you gotta really remember what your vision is and be willing to adjust your vision as you learn more about your market, because it may not be what you thought in the first place." reporting for first business news, i'm ky sisson. for more information on the current coaster, check out: www.ridecurrent.com. coming up next, movies and money. why one film studio should be afraid at the box office, very afraid. the box office will be filled with fantasies for the next couple of weeks. erik childress, our movie guy, is here to explain that. good to have you back. > > thank you. > first off, "jack the giant slayer." this is a huge fantasy film. what do you expect? > > i expect warner brothers is going to be sweating a little this weekend. > why so? > > one, they are not having a
drilling in the past. shell was the only company given the go-ahead by the u.s. government. shell sent two rigs to try to drill, and both went curse blatche. today, forget it, we are out. we can't do it. they announced today they are halting their drilling opt operations indefinitely. they are not returning for 2013. whether they return will depend on a number of factors, including the readiness of the rigs and the confidence that lessons from 2012 will be incorporated. full incorporation or not, it depends on one more thing, whether or not the government will decide to allow them back at all. they were the only ones that have ever been allowed. given shall's mess up, they send two riggs, the first one failed, the second one failed. one crashed into an island. given that record, they are doing an emergency review of whether arctic drilling can be done safely at all. one company they thought could do it was shelled. that actually just said, we think maybe we can do it, so we will stop trying. wow. what happened today was unexpected. what happens next in this industry is anyone's guess. what
million to help the opposition provide basic services in services in rebel- controlled areas to >> the u.s. senate has confirmed the appointment of jack lew as u.s. secretary of treasury -- as treasury secretary. he will be sworn in later today. >> police in australia have made a record seizure of the drug methamphetamine. they discovered almost 600 kilograms of the drugs hidden in a chemical shipment from china. the estimated read value is 350 million -- street value is 350 million euros. three arrests have been made. >> bayern munich fans are celebrating their team's victory. it was a long time coming. emmy bayern's second win over dortmund in the past three years -- only iron -- bayern's second win over dortmund in the past three years. >> bayern's top dogs could not have been more pleased. >> we played some perfect football. it does not get any better. >> a year and were the better team from the outset -- bayern were the better team from the outset. there was a score in the 43rd minute. the game's only goal. >> we just wanted to win. we wanted to show everyone what good form we are in.
. >> shepard: that's what we are told. thanks very much. joining us no the director of catholic voices u.s.a. also an torn, focusing on religious liberty, including its role in health care. good to see you. >> great to be here. >> it's this feeling of not in mourning as we bring in an all new thing. >> it's a whole new thing. usually this happens after a pope has tied and that's a somber occasion. this time what you see in the roman people, waving flags flagd people waving at the helicopter, great affection and gratitude the roman people and catholics around the world have for benedict? >> shepard: really, the roman people? i know a lot of italians. they don't talk about a lot of affection for benedict. they didn't talk about a lot of. affection for cardinal inninger. not that there's any dislike. about affection? i haven't heard that. >> look at the images we have seen over the past few days, of crowds, crowds in st. peter's square, and the flags waving, and at the end of the derrick benedict was a bishop of rome and this is michigan of very close to people, very close to italian around t
a shock in the u.s. certainly. was that warranted, do you think? >> i think there was some overreaction of the market. first of all, this result is not totally unexpected. secondly, i don't think it changes that much the picture. probably not that good for italy, but anyway in europe 2013 it will be a transition year, you know. there is also an election in germany, difficult to expect any strong political movement before 2014 so i don't think it changed very much the picture actually. >> one of your analysts was telling clients to sell italian bonds and buy spanish ones. is this something that the banks would buy as well? >> we don't think we have to trade on sovereign debt. you've seen effectively an increase in a decrease in the price of the italian bond. there was one of reaction. again, it's for our client to decide. >> yes, of course. let's talk a bit about the banking sector because there's a real conversation going on right now in terms of should the major banks be split up? you've got regulators across the world having different opinions on this. where do you come out is this do
's on capitol hill. >> there could be, but for now, nothing going. a couple votes in the u.s. senate. a democratic vote to replace cuts in ten years, but the pay fors and cuts take a decade, including a 30% minimum tax rate for income amounts of over $5 million. as a republican plan, allows flexibility for the president to go and fill in the spending cuts from elsewhere in the budget. neither proposal will pass. the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow at the white house. the rest of congress out at that point when spending cuts, automatic spending cuts begin tomorrow. leaders skeptical saying it's just a foe toll opportunity. -- photo opportunity. no deal, but voting is this afternoon. dagen: thank you. as we edge closer to the deadline, the impact of the cuts on the economy, on the market, could they be more drastic than investors bet on? to break it down, a professor at the international business schools, jeremy hills in studio with me, managing director at tf marketing advisers. katherine, will the impact on the economy, an economy only growing one-tenth of a perce
of the proudest times in my years in the u.s. senate is when a former vietnam friend spent a little time. . i was proud of the g.i. bill because we were able to get to world war ii veterans, jim webb and chuck hagel, we got together and we got the boat and passed the bill. that is the way things should work or this country. the objective was not to get jim webb or chuck hagel any credit. the inductive was to do something for the country, -- the objective was to do something for the country on the do something for the people. this kind of attention, this kind of recognition -- much of my life has been about doing everything i can in some way to help veterans and their families, whether it was a program or whatever it was. i'm proud of that. i'm more proud of that than anything else i have been involved in. i'm proud of my background and my career, like all of you are. nothing makes me prouder or has ever made me prouder. to each of you in this room, as of you who are watching this around the world, i say to you, thank you. thank you to you for your service and sacrifices. i will do everything
and what's ahead for the next month, mark spellman from value line funds, tim leetch from u.s. bank and david kudlow and our own rick santelli. gentlemen, good to have you on the program. changes so much for joining us. thanks for being here. let's talk about what happened at the end of the day. is this an indicator of what's to come tomorrow? what's your take? >> not necessarily. i do think -- i'm in the stay calm and carry on kind of mode. we don't like to see stock charts go straight up, so any kind of correction on the back side is good for the market, healthy for the long term health of the market. >> but it certainly was a lot of volatility. maybe that was just because of the rebalance of the russell and s&p. >> i think so. >> david, what do you want to be doing now in terms of money? you want to allocate new money to this market or stay away? >> well, we've come a long way since mid-november. the market up about 14%. done that with no more than a%% pullback h.a lot of people forecasting that 5% to 10% pullback but we haven't seen it. we know we will at some point so traders c
here and joining us. as you said, it is a good day to here be here. we've been watching the u.s. equity futures because of all the actions yesterday. this morning, you did see a few green arrows, but no massive move at this point. the magic number is 14,164.53. that is the record closing high for the dow. it was reached back on october of 2007. the bulls -- a number of catalysts for monday's sharp sell down. some are calling this the bernanke bounce. the stocks soared after the two-day testimony on capitol hill. >> the evidence thus far is that the housing market is hit the bottom and is recovering. we've seen rising prices over the last year or so. we're seeing some significant increases in starts. and sales. foreclosures are still too high, but they're coming down. the number of people under water on their mortgages is coming down. so we're still far from where we would like to be. but the evidence is that the housing market is strengthening and that low mortgage rates are one reason for that strengthening. >> although a long period of low rates could encourage successful risk taking
the confirmation night. in his first speech he said the u.s. should not lead by example. >> i have always believed that america's role in the world is one that we have had variations of this through out history. it has been one that should engage the world. we p can't dictate to the world but we must engage to the world. >> all but four republicans voted gents hagel worried about how they would deal with israel and iran. a tv news aping core woman about a missing person's square family members contacted police early on wednesday. they may be increasingly concerned about the welfare. keyt is in santa barbara, california. he released thousands classified documents to wikileaks for our brave men and women fighting ore seas. according to a prepared statement it is an tame president to support military and foreign policy. they included aiding the enemy it could be life behind bars. >> you may remember the voice but not the face. the e*trade baby commercials is getting his own late night comedy show. >> i am on a red eye back from a bachelor party with my buddy mike. he's a terrible, terrible dancer. he
at abcnews.com. >>> well, the u.s. has reportedly embarked in its deepest involvement in syria since the start of the conflict. "the new york times" reports that the u.s. is training opposition rebels and today, secretary of state john kerry is expected to extend another helping hand. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: this would be the first time the u.s. has given aid to the military side of the opposition forces. i'm told it could be anything from communications gear, to medical supplies to body armor to armored vehicles. even if it's just communications gear or medical gear, which is more likely, that would be a significant shift for the u.s. and could be a big boost to opposition groups. it's expected that the new secretary of state john kerry will announce this in rome as part of his first overseas trip. there will be no weapons. syria is awash in weapons already. the u.s. has always been wary of giving weapons for fear they would end up in the wrong hands. the rebels we and others are dealing with have been vetted, but as we know, some of the other rebel groups are affi
. ms. pelosi: madam speaker, i'm going to yield to my colleague in a minute. the ywca u.s.a. supports the bipartisan senate bill that we are urging members to support and reject the house bill. with that i'm pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois who came to congress fully committed to passing this legislation, mr. quigley, for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for one minute. mr. quigley: thank you, madam speaker. well, if this is for all, and this is for everybody, why attempt to strip out essential protections for immigrants, tribal and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims? do they not feel the same pain? once again, we have to stand up and vote for equal protections for all victims. the senate seems to get what this had body does not. we are all in this together. these victims are not nameless, faceless members of some group of others. they are our friends, our neighbors, our family members. we are a nation built on justice, fairness and equal protection. we are all stronger when we uphold these ideals and protect th
two years with team u.s.a. with you and whatever you need prefrom me i'm ready to do it. >> rose: here's what he said about you. roll tape. >> holy mackerel, carmelo, you're doing an interview with charlie rose. man, he's come a long way since learning how to play contesting defense for the u.s. team. but charlie, one of the great things, the things that makes carmelo such a fantastic basketball player is he's a war your, you know? he's as good a competitor as i coached in the seven years i've coached the u.s. national team. i love my relationship with him. he's multiing dimensional. he can play the three, four, or five for us. and he's a problem for anybody at all on these positions offensively. the cool thing and the great thing is he's strong enough, determined enough and smart enough to defend all three of those positions. the truly one of the great players in our game today. >> that's big coming from him. (laughs) >> rose: didn't get much bigger than that, does it? this is a guy who's won the admiration of you and kobe and lebron and the great players of the game because he treate
. >>> here's what's coming up this hour. the u.s. spends $190 billion a year treat owing beesety related health conditions like diabetes. we'll hear why first lady michelle obama says we could spend less by investing more in our health. >>> a college football star says nfl teams asked him if he likes girls. >> do you have a girlfriend? you married? you like girls? it was just kind of weird, but, you know, they would ask you with a straight face. it's pretty weird. weird experience all together. >> how these comments have kicked off an nfl investigation. >>> actor clint eastwood, of course, making a splash at republican national convention. you remember that. now he's making another political move. this is "cnn newsroom" happening now. and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or ac
-gadhafi forces, it involves an attack on u.s. military forces who are involved in stationary. >> i agree with that. but not necessarily while attacked. somebody across the border do with logistics. >> we haven't talked a lot about international law, it is very relevant whether what was true in libya was a non-international armed conflict that would justify military force. you have domestic law problems and very serious international problem city was not part of the larger part. >> may have some into that equates one of the oddities of the white paper and i think it's a very ripe area to follow-up is exactly what work the word imminent is doing. it's not clear from reading the white paper whether the word imminent is in his tent to get over domestic constitutional hurdles, whether it comes to international law or whether it is an attempt to get around domestic criminal prohibitions as an affirmative defense in criminal prohibitions or whether it flows and some other neat. it's simply there is an apparently self-imposed complain and it's not clear what legal problem it's designed to solve.
, the fed, will continue to support the u.s. economy with so-called quantitative easing, basically printing money in order to kickstart the economy. italy itself had some good news. it sold 10-year bonds. the investment amount was met by investors. italy did have to pay higher interest rates but not quite as high as people had feared. >> you can see bounce back on the board there in frankfurt. it was pretty much the same thing across europe. over to new york where the dow jones is putting on an impressive 1.03%. the euro trading up. eads has good news for investors. profits up by 19% last year. >> defense giant bae did not take as much of a toll a stock. >> the forecast is also positive. >> for eads, 2012 could have been worse. despite production and delivery problems, technical glitches, and a merger that never got off the ground, the bottom line was solid. the ceo said its airbus unit set a new sales record. >> we have a strong revenue growth overall for the entire group of 15%. operating margins have been considerably higher. i would say we are well on our flight path towards our target
a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. if -- thank you. tavis: i am pleased to welcome george wallace back to the program. i am laughing already. after decades of making us laugh, he is now the recipient of a new lifetime award from bt. he is also celebrating his 10th year at the flamingo hotel. we will stop right there. this is my 10th year on pbs. do you see that sign, tavis 10? >> of, my goodness. tavis: he is now 10 years at the flamingo hotel, now the longest running performer to do that of african descent. a show i never miss when i am in las vegas. the celebration is this saturday, so let's take a look. >> some people ask you a question and answer it at the same time. where is your daddy, at work? what time does he get home, at 6:00? what is your mama cooking, chicken proved -- chicken? i have been thinking about stuff like that. >> i took it back already. i always look good. do you like this suit i have got on? it is going back
program, are they receiving 100% of their actual electricity needs through this service or u.s. j u.s. getting a portion that's getting 100% energy. >> as i understand it, those customers will receive the pg and e portfolio, soit's renewable at about 19%, a large portion of large hydro and nuclear and then the balance provided by other power sources like natural gas. when you sign up for green e, what pg and e is proposing to do is to buy their green e certificates to green up or cover, if you will, the natural gas fired portion, the nuclear portion, the hydro portion of the service, so that it would become a 100% renewable product, but only that 19 or so percent that is rps, you know, california renewable would be comparable to what we're offering because it's certified california renewable, the balance of that portfolio would be green e certified under pg and e's proposed application which doesn't meet the same renewable criteria that our 100% renewable portfolio meets. >> great, and the 30 thousand, is there a sense of where the residents who will sign up for pg and e's program, w
, the u.s. postal service will spend $2 million for a conference next month in san francisco. >> the u.s. postal service is sending 400 executives to san francisco. a golf outing, dance party and a taste of san francisco dinner ehaven't. it will cost 2.2 million -- event. it will cost $2.2 million. they sited that trip in our story, questions why they are spending so much on travel and conferences, even though the government ordered reductions in travel. >> i am concerned the culture isn't catching on. there are recent reports the u.s. postal service spent a ton of money, $15 billion loss, cutting saturday delivery but they got a conference that they set up in san francisco, $2.2 million. >> the u.s. postal service wasn't asked to appear but a obama administration spokesman said reductions have been wade. >> there has been attention to this matter and a lot of aggressive action to cut back on spending. >> reporter: numbers released to us show they spent $267 million on conferences in 2012. homeland security announced it is releasing immigrants because of the budget crisis, 7 million on
by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of that i welcomed that request that the attorney general made of us and the president made of us and as a result i've gone out into my community and my district goes from the oregon border to monteray, and i've met with all kinds of different people. we have 33 indian tribes in the northern district of california, most people don't know, and i've met with those people. i've met with the muslim community, with the siekh american community, with the lgbq community, with the human rights commission in san francisco, all kinds of people, and we talk about all kinds of things. we talk about things that are more common to the u.s. attorney. we talk about fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that c
constitutional basis does he claim the authority to have anyone anywhere in the world at any time including u.s. citizens killed just on his say so that they are terrorists? and you might ask him when his forthcoming book, the audacity of power is going to be coming out. please speak up about civil liberties. as quiet as bradley manning has been kept in detention for over a thousand days now without trial, without due process. he's the whistle blower who reported on war crimes being committed by u.s. government troops in afghanistan. and he is still sitting in jail as we sit here today. in honor of african-american history month, i would encourage the board to think about renaming justice herman plaza -- >> thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you very much. i'm sorry, we provide everyone the same amount of time. so, i very much appreciate your comments. (applause) >> and if i could mention, we do have a rule in the board chamber to keep the proceedings going and be respectful of those folks speaking for people to not applaud or express dissatisfaction with comments. and let me also
for people to sort of get best practices, the rems technical assistant program at the u.s. department of education actually does still exist. they do webinar, they do have online information but, frankly, we should also try and follow that up with some more resources. i don't know if you want to comment on that, and then i'll be done. >> yeah. i know the ta does exist, but the grants are no longer being offered for localities. >> right. >> could i just say that the department of of education has brought the rems ta center along with the national center on safe and supportive environments that i lead together to make sure we coordinate our activities in response to these issues and to try to make those connections. >> thank the gentleman. mr. guthrie. >> thank you. thank you, mr. bond, for coming up from home. i appreciate you being here. and i know what happened in your school, the tragedy that was there, the way you reacted, your school, the paducah community is something that i know it still reverberates and there, and we appreciate you coming here to share your experiences. because
away from those forced spending cuts that will cut across u.s. defense and domestic programs. you might think it's finally time for congress to get serious about doing something to avoid the potential pain out there. but guess what? you would be wrong. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is up on capitol hill to explain what is going on. go ahead, dana. explain. >> reporter: we can now report that those $85 billion in forced spending cuts will kick in by the end of the day tomorrow. why? because congress is the only place that has the power to stop them and they are gone. lawmakers racing down the capitol steps, bolting out of town for a long weekend. this was before noon, a full day before the hammer comes down on forced budget cuts they voted for. is there a concern that you all are going to leave town while these cuts kick in and you won't even be here? >> well, speaker and the leadership will be here and i'm a quick flight away. i go home every weekend to see my family. >> reporter: you're on your way out? are you on your way home? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: so you're n
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